Not too early to start for christmas

Youtube doesnt seem to allow music as comments. A user asked for the chords and I wrote them out but could not help the guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlOroyWU-wQ

All I want for Christmas – Mariah Carey

Verse:
Bb | Bb/D | Eb | Eb-
Bb | Bb/D | Eb | Eb-
Bb | Bb D9 | G-7 | G-7 Eb-
Bb | G7 | C-7 | F7
Bb | G-7 | C-7 | F7

Bridge
D9 | D9 | G-7 | G-7
D9 | D9 | G-7 | G-7
F# | Bb G7 | C-7 | F7

Ask for what you want

Yesterday I asked my piano teacher to teach me what I wanted to learn. It wasn’t his fault, it was mine. All this time I’ve sitting quietly and letting him dictate what I wanted to learn.
I was putting him in a difficult position as he wasn’t aware of what I wanted to get out of the lessons.

So I had a great lesson, and I’m looking forward to the next one.

Easy to Love – Cole Porter

D-7 | G-7 | D-7 | G7

C+7 | F+7 | E-7 |1. F7

D-7 | G7 | C+7 | A-7

D-7 | G7 | E-7 | A7 :||

2. A7 | D-7 | F-6 | C+7 | E7 Eb0

D-7 | G7 | C6 ~|~ |

If it kills me

Some people just have the uncanny talent to put into words how you feel. Most of us hear the voice in our head, but lack the ability. All great writers have it from Shakespeare to F. Scott Fitzgerald.
And now there is Jason Mraz.
His musicianship is wonderful but I’m most impressed with the lyrics. He stirs up the emotions with precise lines telling the story, your story.
Here is my current favorite because its how I feel today.

 

Hello, tell me you know, yeah, you’ve figured me out
Something gave it away
And it would be such a beautiful moment to see the look on your face
To know that I know that you know now

And baby that’s a case of my wishful thinking
You know nothing
‘Cause you and I, why we go carrying on for hours on end
We get along much better than you and your boyfriend

Well, all I really want to do is love you
A kind much closer than friends use
But I still can’t say it after all we’ve been through
And all I really want from you is to feel me
As the feeling inside keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me, if it kills me

Well, how long can I go on like this, wishing to kiss you
Before I rightly explode
And this double life I lead isn’t healthy for me, in fact it makes me nervous
If I get caught I could be risking it all

Well, baby there’s a lot that I miss in case I’m wrong
All I really want to do is love you
A kind much closer than friends use
But I still can’t say it after all we’ve been through

And all I really want from you is to feel me
As the feeling inside keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me, if it kills me

If I should be so bold, I’d ask you to hold my heart in your hand
Tell you from the start how I’ve longed to be your man
But I never said a word I guess I’m gonna miss my chance again

Well, all I really want to do is love you
A kind much closer than friends use
But I still can’t say it after all we’ve been through

And all I really want from you is to feel me
As the feeling inside keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me, if it kills me, if it kills me
I think it might kill me
And all I really want from you is to feel me
It’s a feeling inside that keeps building
And I will find a way to you if it kills me, if it kills meIt might kill me

Birthday Present

Snowball from Blue Microphones

Joyce gave me a $100 gift card to the Apple Store for my birthday. I used it to buy a Snowball Microphone from Blue Microphones. I hooked it up today and this is my first attempt at recording music. I’m more of a guitar player than singer so you are just as much a part of this experiment  as I am.
[audio:http://www.chucklin.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/sweetpea2.mp3|titles=Sweet Pea – by Amos Lee]

Can’t believe I already have requests!

Joyce – Cooler than Me

Amy – Rainbow Connection

Alright, this is good, I get to learn more songs and practice the singing.

Thanks!

Also, I built a little website, http://www.taintkicker.com . It’s a site where I can rant about people in the news. Hopefully people find my rants amusing.

Today I thank: Joyce, Jack, Gina, LB, Amy

It’s not easy being green

Its not easy being green
Sorry, reading the lyrics off the internet.

Genny and I were chatting online. We worked together at MOLI.com in Florida and I haven’t seen Genny in a while. Her dad was in the hospital and in bad shape. She’s trying to keep it together but it has been difficult. Our common bond is having to take care of our fathers. As bad as I feel about my own situation, she is 10 years younger than me and life must seem even more unfair.

She shared with me a memory of her father entertaining her when she was a child. He would hide behind the foot of the bed with Kermit the Frog puppet in hand, and sing “It’s Not Easy Being Green” for her lullaby.

My father was not that type. Parenting was a woman’s job. But I think in his way, he loved his children. He just didn’t know how to show it.

Genny, I hope your dad gets better soon. I know this is a poor substitute, and I only had a couple of hours to prepare, but this one is for you.

Today I thank: Genny, Joyce, Anthony, Simcha, Jack



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